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The Boghen terrane (New Caledonia, SW Pacific): a Jurassic accretionary complex. Preliminary U-Pb radiochronological data on detrital zircon

Citation

Cluzel, D and Meffre, S, The Boghen terrane (New Caledonia, SW Pacific): a Jurassic accretionary complex. Preliminary U-Pb radiochronological data on detrital zircon, Comptes Rendus Geoscience, 334, (11) pp. 867-874. ISSN 1631-0713 (2002) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S1631-0713(02)01823-0

Abstract

Radiochronological dating of detrital zircon extracted from the Boghen terrane metasediments allows a Jurassic age to be assigned. This terrane was formerly considered as the "pre-Permian basement" of New Caledonia. Its sedimentological features, its Late Jurassic high-pressure metamorphism (ca 150 Ma) and its association with the arc-related volcano-sedimentary complex of the Central Chain Terrane indicate that the Boghen terrane was an accretionary complex formed during the Jurassic period along the East-Gondwana active margin. The age spectrum of detrital zircons is consistent with a derivation from the Permian-Mesozoic Southeast-Gondwana arc system and the Antarctic continent. © 2002 Académie des sciences / Éditions scientifiques et médicales Elsevier SAS.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Geology
Research Field:Tectonics
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding Knowledge in the Earth Sciences
Author:Meffre, S (Dr Sebastien Meffre)
ID Code:24724
Year Published:2002
Web of Science® Times Cited:16
Deposited By:Earth Sciences
Deposited On:2002-08-01
Last Modified:2003-03-18
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